26 When angry, do not sin; do not ever let your wrath (your exasperation, your fury or indignation) last until the sun goes down.27 Leave no [such] room or foothold for the devil [give no opportunity to him].
The Bible doesn’t tell us that we shouldn’t feel angry, but it points out that it is important to handle our anger properly. If vented thoughtlessly, anger can hurt others and destroy relationships. If bottled up inside, it can cause us to become bitter and destroy us from within. Paul tells us to deal with our anger immediately in a way that builds relationships rather than destroys them. If we nurse our anger, we will give Satan an opportunity to divide us. Are you angry with someone right now? What can you do to resolve your differences? Don’t let the day end before you begin to work on mending your relationship.
I thank You Lord for this new day and for all that is within it. I thank You Lord for this time of focus and restraint. I praise You Lord for all that You have shared with me and pray that you have done similarly with Ben. I thank You Lord for the focus on my family. I thank You Lord for the confirmation on the house. I thank You Lord for the positive affirmation You have brought into my life. I thank You Lord for the incredible blessings and opportunities You have provided me and I look for Your help today as well with the meetings I am having today that we will be able to move forward and capture all the necessary information to be able to get to the next step. Lord, thank You for such an incredible wife and children. You have blessed me beyond measure. Be glorified I pray Lord in my words, my actions, my thoughts in Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
Verse of the Day
7 I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments.
Today – Day 119
- 1 Chronicles 7
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- 2 The sons of Tola: Uzzi, Rephaiah, Jeriel, Jahmai, Ibsam, Shemuel (Samuel)–heads of their fathers’ houses, descendants of Tola. They were mighty men of valor in their generations; their number in David’s days was 22,600.
- 3 The son of Uzzi: Izrahiah. The sons of Izrahiah: Michael, Obadiah, Joel, Isshiah–five, all of them chief men.4 And with them by their generations according to their fathers’ houses were units of the army for war, 36,000, for they had many wives and children [with them].5 Their kinsmen from all the families of Issachar, mighty men of valor, registered by genealogies, were in all 87,000.
- 7 The sons of Bela: Ezbon, Uzzi, Uzziel, Jerimoth, and Iri–five, heads of the houses of their fathers, mighty men of valor. By their genealogies they numbered 22,034.
- 8 The sons of Becher: Zemirah, Joash, Eliezer, Elioenai, Omri, Jeremoth, Abijah, Anathoth, and Alemeth, all sons of Becher.9 The number of them by their genealogies by generations, as heads of their fathers’ houses, mighty warriors, was 20,200.
- 10 The son of Jediael: Bilhan. The sons of Bilhan: Jeush, Benjamin, Ehud, Chenaanah, Zethan, Tarshish, and Ahishahar.11 All these were the sons of Jediael, according to the heads of their fathers’ houses, mighty men of valor, 17,200, able and fit for service in war.
- 27 Nun his son, Joshua [Moses’ successor] his son.
- 40 All these were offspring of Asher, heads of their fathers’ houses, approved men, mighty warriors, chief of the princes. Their number enrolled by genealogies for service in war, was 26,000 men
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- 1 Chronicles 8
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- 6 The sons of Ehud: These are the heads of the fathers’ houses of the inhabitants of Geba; they were exiled to Manahath:7 Naaman, Ahijah, and Gera, that is, Heglam, who was the father of Uzza and Ahihud.
- 13 And Beriah and Shema, who were heads of fathers’ houses of the inhabitants of Aijalon, who put to flight the inhabitants of Gath,
- 29 At Gibeon dwelt [Jeiel] the father of Gibeon, whose wife’s name was Maacah.
- 33 Ner was the father of Kish, and Kish of [King] Saul the father of Jonathan, Malchi-shua, Abinadab, and Esh-baal (Ish-bosheth).
- 40 The sons of Ulam were mighty warriors, archers, with many sons and grandsons–150 in all. All these were Benjamites.
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- 1 Chronicles 9
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- 1 SO ALL Israel was enrolled by genealogies; and they are written in the Book of the Kings of Israel. And Judah was carried away captive to Babylon for their unfaithfulness to God.2 Now the first [of the returned exiles] to dwell again in their possessions in the cities of Israel were the priests, Levites, and the Nethinim [the temple servants].3 In Jerusalem dwelt some of the people of Judah, Benjamin, Ephraim, and Manasseh:
- 22 All these chosen to be keepers at the thresholds were 212. These were enrolled by their genealogies in their villages [around Jerusalem], these men [whose grandfathers] David and Samuel the seer had established to their office of trust.23 So they and their sons had oversight of the gates of the Lord’s house, that is, the house of the tabernacle, by wards.24 The gatekeepers were stationed on the four sides [of the house of the Lord]–on the east, west, north, and south.25 Their brethren in their villages were to come in every seven days to be with them.26 But these Levites, the four chief gatekeepers, were in charge of the chambers and treasuries of the house of God.27 They lodged round about God’s house, for the duty [of watching] was theirs, as well as the opening of the house every morning.28 Some of them had charge of the serving utensils, being required to count them when they brought them in or took them out.29 Some of them also were appointed over the furniture and over all the sacred utensils, as well as over the fine flour, wine, oil, frankincense, and spices.30 Other sons of the priests prepared the ointment of spices.31 Mattithiah, one of the Levites, the firstborn of Shallum the Korahite, was responsible for the things baked in pans.32 Of their Kohathite kinsmen, some were to prepare the showbread every Sabbath.33 These are the singers, heads of the fathers’ houses of the Levites, dwelling in the temple chambers, free from other service because they were on duty day and night.34 These were heads of fathers’ houses of the Levites, according to their generations, chief men, who lived in Jerusalem
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- 1 Chronicles 10
- 1 NOW THE Philistines fought against Israel; and the men of Israel fled from before them and fell slain on Mount Gilboa.2 And the Philistines followed close after Saul and his sons and overtook them, and the Philistines slew Jonathan, Abinadab, and Malchi-shua, the sons of Saul.3 And the battle raged about Saul, and the archers found and wounded him.4 Then Saul said to his armor-bearer, Draw your sword and thrust me through with it, lest these uncircumcised come and abuse and make sport of me. But his armor-bearer would not, for he was terrified. So Saul took his own sword and fell on it.5 When his armor-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he also fell on his sword and died.6 So Saul died; he and his three sons and all his house died together.7 And when all the men of Israel who were in the valley saw that the army had fled and that Saul and his sons were dead, they forsook their cities and fled; and the Philistines came and dwelt in them.8 The next day, when the Philistines came to strip the slain, they found Saul and his sons fallen on Mount Gilboa.9 They stripped [Saul] and took his head and his armor, and sent [them] round about in Philistia to carry the news to their idols and to the people.10 And they put [Saul’s] armor in the house of their gods and fastened his head in the temple of Dagon.11 When all Jabesh-gilead heard all that the Philistines had done to Saul,12 All the brave men arose, took away the bodies of Saul and his sons, brought them to Jabesh, and buried their bones under the oak in Jabesh; then they fasted seven days. 13 So Saul died for his trespass against the Lord [in sparing Amalek], for his unfaithfulness in not keeping God’s word, and also for consulting [a medium with] a spirit of the dead to inquire pleadingly of it,14 And inquired not so of the Lord [in earnest penitence]. Therefore the Lord slew him and turned the kingdom over to David son of Jesse.